Tuesday, July 29, 2008

LA to Fix Plastic Bag Problem....Finally

Last week the LA city council voted to outlaw plastic bags in the city of Los Angeles by 2010 unless businesses impose a 25 cent tax on every bag they give out. Either way, this will put a huge dent in our plastic bag problem. According to the article in the LA Times, LAnicks use 2.3 billion plastic bags every year and only 5% are recycled. It's disgusting and it's about time something was done about it. While I hope they outlaw them, Ireland has proven that a plastax can have a dramatic effect so either way, it's a good thing.

So who's next?



Melissa said...

I think they're actually trying to make this a state law...wouldn't that be great?

Camila said...

that's wonderful :D